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What Has Obama Done For Me Lately

Posted by gansie on April 29, 2009


Although this “100 Days” thing is an artificial measure of a president’s worth, a media holiday, if you will, it can be used as a time for both reflection and demands.

President Obama has done much for the nation’s women and families since he started office in January, but there are still indentified gaps of progress. Here is YWM’s list of thanks and needs.

100 Days For Working Women

  1. Thank you for signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
  2. Thank you for creating the White House Council for Women and Girls.
  3. Thank you for making sure women and families were provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  4. Thank you for securing working woman Hilda Solis as head of the Department of Labor.
  5. Thank you for instating workplace flexibility as a key tenant in the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families.

100 MORE Days For Working Women

  1. Working women deserve the Paycheck Fairness Act to be signed into law because women must be paid equally compared to men.
  2. Working women deserve paid sick days because it’s not fair for women to choose caring for a child or losing a day’s pay.
  3. Working women deserve an equal opportunity to be trained and hired for green, greening and sustainable jobs.
  4. Working women deserve a national dialogue on the need for quality and affordable child care.
  5. Working women deserveWhat do YOU deserve from President Obama?

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One Response to “What Has Obama Done For Me Lately”

  1. […] Yes, unemployment is still high; yes, the economy is far from strong; and yes, many people are still hurting… however, we know that true change takes time. With that said, we can not abandon the foundation that is being laid for our children and great, grandchildren to come. Women and families need the type of policies that have been enacted since 2008. […]

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